CPD Courses

Continuing Professional Development

 

Faith Leadership Programme

 

Are you looking for promotion to senior leadership posts in Church of England primary or secondary schools? You may or may not work in a Church school currently but would welcome the opportunity to learn more about the unique aspects of senior leadership in church schools which would enable you to make a confident application for such posts.

We are pleased to announce that we can offer a leadership programme for school colleagues who aspire to senior leader roles in Church schools. We want to help you to gain the experience and confidence to be able to make a successful application to such senior leader roles in Church schools.

 

Structure of the programme:

Four twilight workshops (4.00 - 5.30 pm) between April and July 2018 at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy, Ashton Rd, Lancaster will include the following themes:

Understanding church school distinctiveness

Leading worship

Christian ethics, issues and challenges

The importance of personal faith for church school leadership

Church schools and their communities

 

In addition, there will be optional opportunities to come into a church school to experience some of the above unique aspects. These will take place between summer and autumn terms during 2018.

 

Fees:

Free to Ripley TSA and Bay Learning Trust colleagues

 All other delegates £40 per programme

  

How to book:

Please email partingtonj@ripley.lancs.sch.uk to book a place on the programme by Friday 13th April

 

 

 

Faith Leadership Programme Content

 

Date

Title

Content

Pre-programme

Knowledge and skills audits

Assessment of knowledge and understanding of unique aspects of leadership in a church school, confidence and preparedness for job applications and desired outcomes from the programme

 

Thurs 26th April

4 - 5.30 pm

Understanding church school distinctiveness

Defining the mission of a church school

The unique characteristics of church schools

Signs of success

Primary and Secondary breakout groups

 

Weds 23rd May

4 - 5.30 pm

Leadership challenges

Leading worship – collective worship and its rationale

Christian ethics, issues and challenges (PSHE, RE, relationships)

Primary and Secondary breakout groups

 

Tues 12th June

4 - 5.30 pm

Christian leadership and personal faith

The importance of your faith for leadership in church schools – ask the panel

Admissions policies in church schools

 

Weds 4th July

4 - 5.30 pm

Church schools and their communities

School ethos and character

Community impact

Primary and Secondary breakout groups

 

End of programme

Additional school experiences (optional)

Knowledge and skills audit

Individual projects/experience according to need

Reassessment of knowledge and understanding of unique aspects of leadership in a church school, confidence and preparedness for job applications and learning from the programme